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Tamron Adaptall 28mm f2.5...another cracker ;)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Minniesmum, May 11, 2013.

  1. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Very compact, close-focusing and sharp.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnies_mum/8722867928/" title="More MF fun.... by Tinker's Mum, on Flickr"> 8722867928_2d2747bd10. "500" height="434" alt="More MF fun...."></a>

    Shot wide-open.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnies_mum/8728128642/" title="E-PL1 with Tamron Adaptall 28mm f2.5 by Tinker's Mum, on Flickr"> 8728128642_6e11399cda. "500" height="441" alt="E-PL1 with Tamron Adaptall 28mm f2.5"></a>

    the OM adapter doubles the length of the lens attachment- looking for a shallower one atm...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnies_mum/8727011441/" title="E-PL1 with Tamron Adaptall 28mm f 2.5 by Tinker's Mum, on Flickr"> 8727011441_69a41c2e8f. "500" height="460" alt="E-PL1 with Tamron Adaptall 28mm f 2.5"></a>
     
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Nice. I love using old lenses - people tend to forget that there were great lenses in the days before digital. A little more work and less compact, but fun to use. :cool:
     
  3. fuSi0n

    fuSi0n Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    There will be no shallower one. Two words: flange distance ;)
     
  4. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    you are correct. I can remember buying my very first OM to micro 4/3 adapter and I couldn't get infinity focus. The adapter was marginally too shallow. I bought the current one ( in the photos ) and it worked great.
     
  5. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    An update on this one- having invested in a few M42 lenses, managed to get an M42 to Adaptall ring so using that. I now get 6" to infinity focus no problem :)
     
  6. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I have this lens for many years in mint condition and a love/hate relationship with it.
    It is well built an a pleasure to use, but it imparts a yellow cast to the pictures.
    It turns a bright mid-day sun into a late afternoon light. But it affects the colors, it is not neutral at all.
    I think it's the BBAR coatings, because other Tamron Adaptall2 lenses that I have (like the 35-80mm f2.8-3.8 SP) also have this kind of rendition.
    I'm not alone in this:

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/tamron-adaptall-2-28mm-f-2-5-02b.html
     
  7. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I've not noticed this effect using this or any other adaptall lens. Perhaps it's the way the camera meters or sees the image if that makes sense. My Olympus bodies do a superb job with any legacy lens.